Home School Community Liaison

Home School Community Liaison Teacher

Sile McDonnell is the Home- School Liaison Teacher at St. Mary’s. She is available to support children and families to have a positive and successful time at school.

If you have any issues or concerns relating to your child or school please drop in to see her or give her a call on (085) 1035456.

 

Classes for Parents

We have a wide range of classes and courses for parents/carers. Some are held in the school in our Parents’ Room and some are held in the local community or in other local schools. Information about English classes available locally in the area is always available. There is a special Parents’ Notice board located in the school which is regularly updated with helpful information for parents and carers.

How can we get involved?

There are many ways in which parents and carers can support the school. One of the most important ways you can support us, is by ensuring your child comes to school on time and ready to learn every day. It is also helpful when you talk to your child about their learning and help them to learn at home. Research shows that children learn more successfully when their parents and carers are interested in what they learn at school.

Sometimes children, particularly young children, are not always clear about what they have been doing at school every day. You can find out more by asking the class teacher or the Principal for any of the following documents:

  • a copy of your child’s timetable
  • a copy of the termly plans for the class

You are very welcome to come into the classroom after school to see your child’s work.

You can always help your child at home in lots of practical ways. You can spend time reading to your child, hearing them read, discussing books, taking them to the local library, helping them to learn their tables, to understand money and change, tell the time and by playing educational games such as Scrabble.

Helping in school

We welcome parental help in school but we ask that you commit yourself to a regular time slot so that we can plan for and rely upon you coming. Parents and carers help in classrooms in many ways including reading with children, working with them on their writing or providing extra adult support. You may also be able to share a special interest or skill with them – pottery, computing, sewing or sports coaching, for example.

Please let us know if you would like to help us. All adults who work in school are subject to full Garda vetting. We can organise this for you.

Educational visits

When we take children out of school on an educational visit we need to increase the number of adults going with them. If you can come along when a class is going on a visit, please let your child’s class teacher know.

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